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pasquinade

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noun pas·qui·nade \ˌpas-kwə-ˈnād\

Definition of pasquinade

  1. 1 :  a lampoon posted in a public place

  2. 2 :  satirical writing :  satire

pasquinade transitive verb


Examples of pasquinade

  1. <a pasquinade of Washington society that features thinly disguised portraits of several political power brokers>



Origin of pasquinade

Middle French, from Italian pasquinata, from Pasquino, name given to a statue in Rome on which lampoons were posted


First Known Use: 1658



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